Strange norwegian food habits + a little taste of Italy
& some drawings from my everyday life.

mandag 28. februar 2011

You say tomato....

Did you know that a tomato is not a vegetable but a berry just like blueberries? In Italy we have two kind of tomatoes with Protected Geographical Status, the Pomodoro di Pachino and the San Marzano (excellent to make tomato sauce!)...


D & D, originally uploaded by vesleserena.
They have some nice signs in Tromsø!

lørdag 26. februar 2011

Vegan Food? Yes please.

While I am in Tromsø, I want to share with you what I have been trying to do the last couple of weeks. I had to cut out milk and dairies from my diet because of Thomine, and feeling inspired by it, i decided to explore the VEGAN world! No meat, fish, eggs, & milk, in other words, nothing coming from animals. I have been vegetarian before, but cutting out milk was really frightening to me. I love my cappuccino! Well I found good replacements for almost everything (still have to find a good replacement for Parmigiano...), have more energi than ever, feel great and have a clean consciousness. Even if this was only a test (I am breast feeding and will have to eat whatever is best for my child) I know now that a vegan life isnt bad at all!
Check this site out for great recipes (in norwegian) and this (in italian)

fredag 25. februar 2011

Cardoons - Cardi

Alsa called GOBBI in my language - dialetto anconetano!
Do you know about this delicious plant called Cynara cardunculus?!
I think its one of the best thing the winter has to offer (in Italy, I mean. Nothing grows on the ice!) Its in the same family as the artichoke, but has a slighter milder taste. And it grows biG!
Here is my father with a fine piece of cardoons.

We ate GOBBI IN UMIDO, which means, wet cardoons, its a simple recipe with onion and tomato and a bit of cinnamon!

Have you ever heard/tasted this?

Meet Harry...This time for real!

Ha! Did you like my teaser? This time I want to talk about something funny. The Harrytur! 
Harry in norwegian means...someone with bad taste, low culture, not very interested in quality, maybe likes big cars and lives in the country...I think! I am not sure though. Could someone tell me why it is called HARRY? If you live in Oslo or Østlandet you know about the Harrytur. Everybody does that, the food in Sweden is cheaper and EXOTIC! I like Sweden, there are a lot more choices if you have allergies or are vegetarian. But still, driving to Sweden to buy food is H A R R Y ! 

 In other news, I am going to TROMSØ this weekend. Have a nice one!

torsdag 24. februar 2011

onsdag 23. februar 2011

So much to do, so little time...

I am always struggling with TO DO lists, ranking what is the most important thing to do right now, what can wait until later, and what can wait until...well..until I get the time to do it! I make lists using my brain, and its not always the best thing to do...Because I always end up tired after washing the house, paying the bills, cleaning my shoes and things like that. I never give myself the time to do NICE things, things I like! Like drawing and building fun stuff. Cooking. I should make more lists with my HEART. Play with Little T. Draw a story. Watch the sky. Take photos. Oh well...
So today I asked my boyfriend, how should I get the time to do all I want to do? I will never have that kind of time anymore! He answered me with a drawing (remember, he cant really draw :))
He wants to give me the time to be myself. I think its cute.

tirsdag 22. februar 2011

Long Time No See!

Its been a long time! Me & Little T went to Italy to visit our family and friends...It was supernice. I wish I could go back and forth in half an hour..Instead its almost a 10 hrs trip with train and plane and train...A bit much for a little girl (and her mum!) Ancona was a bit foggy and cold, and that was a good reason to spend some more time in the kitchen, or at the table..eating..